Monfrini Bitton Klein

A Geneva conflict-free litigation boutique with global reach

Successor of the law firm founded by Enrico Monfrini in 1978, Monfrini Bitton Klein focuses on white-collar crime related litigation, from asset recovery to business crime defense and anti-corruption investigations. 

We also have decades of experience in high-stakes, complex offshore litigation, such as enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, cross-border insolvency, international judicial assistance, and tracing of assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad for claimants in commercial, matrimonial and probate disputes.

We represent our clients, whether they are individuals, companies, foreign governments, or liquidators of foreign insolvencies, before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts. Our cases range from pro bono to multi-billion disputes.

We are renowned for our strategic approach and innovative litigation techniques, allowing our clients to be several steps ahead of their opposing parties to achieve the best results in the shortest time frame.

Based in Geneva but borderless in our reach, we have access around the world to hundreds of internationally renowned specialized correspondent lawyers and other litigation professionals, such as private investigators, forensic accountants, insolvency practitioners and litigation funders.

Our collective experience enables us to identify and pursue civilly multi-jurisdictional cases of international bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud and other financial crimes. We have highly developed courtroom skills applicable to business crime defense and complex divorces. Our background equips us to pursue complex cross-border proceedings, in particular asset recovery on behalf of foreign states and business entities.

We have decided to limit the firm’s growth to avoid conflicts of interest, to remain focused on our core practices and to ensure personal and direct contact with our clients. We give the highest priority to our clients’ interests and to serving them in a timely and cost-effective manner, in strict compliance with ethical and professional rules.